The Perfect Mattress

How to Find the Right Mattress for Your Sleeping Position

Looking for a comfortable mattress? Here's a quick guide to choosing a mattress that supports the way you sleep.

Here at Bedowl, we know that only a well fitting mattress can ensure a good night’s rest. And best way to determine a how well a mattress will fit is to pick one that suits your sleeping position.

For side sleepers

The most common sleeping style, side sleepers are natural spooners as well. If you fall under this category, pressure points on your shoulders and hips are something you need to take note of. Hence, to alleviate your pressure points from pain, a softer mattress to cushion your body is needed for stress relief. Memory foam mattresses with about a 6/10 reading for firmness (10 being the most firm) are the go-to mattresses for Side sleepers.

For back sleepers

Sleeping on your back is the second most common sleeping style. When sleeping on your back, your lower back tends to curve in naturally. As such, it is important to get a mattress that give you support for your lower back.

Mattresses that are too firm and stiff should be avoided as they can cause muscle strain in the lower back area due to the lack of support. Instead, opt for medium-firm mattresses as they can help maintain the natural curve of your spine like memory foam or latex mattresses as they have a good amount of flexibility for your lower back while supporting the rest of the body.

 For stomach sleepers

The pressure exerted on body parts like the neck and chest would be something that stomach sleepers are most concerned about. If you sleep with this rare sleeping position, choose a firm mattress like spring or firm latex at about 9/10 on the firmness scale to avoid getting back pain. This is so that your chest does not sink lower than the rest of your body and the alignment of your spine will not be affected in the long run.   

For omni-position sleepers

Do you fall sleep in one position but wake up in another? You might be part of the community that change positions through the night. 

Choosing a mattress might then be tricky because you should avoid mattresses that are too soft or too hard. However, many sleepers who change positions through the night have found that mattresses with innerspring pocket coils or those made from latex foam to be the most comfortable for them.

Buying a mattress is a long term investment, and hence doing adequate amount of research is pertinent for you to get your 40 winks every night with that perfect mattress.

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